EIN 13-1628168

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
768
Year formed
1921
Most recent tax filings
2020-06
NTEE code, primary
Description
CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world.

Program areas at CFR

The David Rockefeller Studies program-cfr's think tank-analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the worlds major regions and significant foreign policy issues. In addition to producing books, articles, op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and interactives, the Studies Program administers eleven fellowship programs.
The Meetings Program provides members with in-person access in New York and Washington, DC, to world leaders, senior government officials, members of Congress, and prominent thinkers and practitioners in academia, policy, and business, many of whom are members themselves. Convening nearly one thousand events annually, CFR is dedicated to facilitating an intellectual exchange of ideas through expert panel discussions, symposia, town halls, livestreams, and CEO forums exclusively for members.
Foreign Affairs has been the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs. It is now a multiplatform media organization with a print magazine, a website, a mobile site, various apps and social media feeds, an event business, and more. Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Foreign Affairs will deal with questions of international interest today. They will cover a broad range of subjects, not only political but historical and economic. In pursuance of its ideals Foreign Affairs will not devote itself to the support of any one cause, however worthy. Like the Council on Foreign Relations from which it has sprung it will tolerate wide differences of opinion. Its articles will not represent any consensus of beliefs. What is demanded of them is that they shall be competent and well informed, representing honest opinions seriously held and convincingly expressed.

Form 990s for CFR

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-02-26990View PDF
2019-062020-01-14990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-01-18990View PDF
2016-062017-02-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$1,755,860
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...and 114 more grants received

Grants made by CFR

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Humanity in ActionTo Support Diversity Efforts$676,400

Financials for CFR

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$42,409,775
Program services$17,465,425
Investment income and dividends$5,519,700
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$408,000
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$16,050,400
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$152,400
Total revenues$82,005,700

Personnel at CFR

NameTitleCompensation
Keith C OlsonExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer / Exec Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer / Executive Vice President , Chief Financial Officer and Treas.$474,540
Doug HalseyChief Digital Officer
Jonathan ChungCirculation Operations Director
 Subscribe to viewBusiness Operations Director
 Subscribe to viewMarketing Director
...and 17 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$82,005,700
2020
Yearly growth
-41.5%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$76,901,700
2020
Yearly growth
0.6%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$624,235,700
2020
Yearly growth
-0.3%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
768
2020
Yearly growth
12.6%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
cfr.org/ 
Phone
(212) 434-9400
Facebook page
councilonforeignrelations 
Twitter profile
@cfr_org 
IRS details
EIN
13-1628168
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1921
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent